Category Archives: Green Deal

Green Deal Finance closes with immediate effect as companies close.

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News reports from a number of sources (including this interesting article in The Telegraph) suggest the Green Deal finance has been withdrawn with immediate effect and that Cosyseal Insulation has closed, yet there’s nothing about the closure on their web site … Continue reading

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Advertising Standards Agency uphold complaints against Green Deal Bank.

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The Advertising Standard Agency (ASA) were recently asked to adjudicate on the advertising practices of “The Green Deal Finance Company Ltd” which funds Green Deal projects and have up held all 3 complaints. Here is an extract from their adjudication (full … Continue reading

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WHICH uncover several issues with Green Deal assesments.

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Which magazine, tried to invite 21 green deal companies to assess the needs of an undercover researcher but could get just 5 to provide an assessment, even then the findings were vastly different, even “appalling”. Seems some recommended energy savings … Continue reading

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Governments marketing company for Green Deal fined £45k

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According to a report in The Drum, “a marketing firm employed by the government to promote its Green Deal for  householders has been fined £45k by the Information Commissioner’s Office for  making thousands of nuisance calls” Seems Tameside Energy Preferences … Continue reading

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BBC claim green deal homes likely to overheat

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The BBC suggest that homes improved under the Green Deal are likely to overheat during this spell of warmer weather, this warning has also been issued by Professor Chris Goodier, from Loughborough University’s department of Civil and Building Engineering. Two … Continue reading

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GGF call for more action if Green Deal is to work

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The GGF reacted strongly to the Green Deal (see here) and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) following the release of statistics by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The report shows that 38,259 Green Deal assessments have taken place as of 16 … Continue reading

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Green Deal likely to create two tier housing market.

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Citizens of the Channel Islands have had a two tier housing sector for years, the cheaper local market and more expensive open market for newcomers to the channel islands. Seems the Green Deal is now due to divide the rest of the … Continue reading

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Green deal door to door scams reported in Hackney

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Some of us have wanted to improve our industry, for too many years double glazing was the butt of jokes and slick high pressure selling tactics created a fear that every company was crooked, out to con customers and run … Continue reading

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Cavity Wall installations virtually wiped out!

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According to figures from the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency, Melanie Hall reports in the Telegraph today that  “installations of cavity wall insulation were down by 97 per cent in April compared with the same month last year.” There are similar … Continue reading

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Green Deal guide from Money Saving Experts

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Martyn Lewis of MSE (Money Saving Experts) has kindly written a guide to explain how Green Deal works, the cash benefits for having a loan, and the numerous pitfalls that accompany the scheme. Interestingly their guide shows that goods bought … Continue reading

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